Friday, January 17, 2014

Prioritize the system.



"They warned about the violence in video games. The sex in movies. And the language on tv. But never about the romance in music."    -Dick Tidrow




They told me how to tie my shoes
They told me to love the red white and blue

But they never told me how to be happy

They taught about the founding fathers
They taught of Moses parting the waters

But they never taught me how to smile

They wrote of the ancient kings
They wrote of what war brings

But they never wrote on how to sing


At the end of each day, does your grade in your physics class affect the relationships that actually hold meaning to you? Does your spirituality make the joke that the atheist kid told any less humorous? Will it be more important to have read more books or to have more people you love without hesitation?


I am desperately trying to clarify to myself what my priorities are and what direction I need, but to no avail.

The system dictating the norms once again has limited the extent that I can dream.

I often find myself wanting to scream "screw the system" at the top of my lungs on all the rooftops so I can gather all the dreamers and start a coup d'etat against monotony.

But the monopoly of reality unpleasantly brings me to a rude awakening. Again.



They warned about trench-coat strangers
They warned about the different kinds of danger

But they never warned about falling in love.



- Your Captain, Insolence is Bliss

6 comments:

  1. I've always felt that society has taught us how to cope with our feelings without actually dealing with them?? I don't know if that makes any sense, but you said it all better than I ever could

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  2. "I often find myself wanting to scream "screw the system" at the top of my lungs on all the rooftops so I can gather all the dreamers and start a coup d'etat against monotony.

    But the monopoly of reality unpleasantly brings me to a rude awakening. Again. They warned about trench-coat strangers They warned about the kinds of danger But they never warned about falling in love."
    Freaking yes, this was amazing!! So true... SCREW THE SYSTEM!

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  3. Will it be more important to have read more books or to have more people you love without hesitation?

    Definitely the latter. I used to think books were my friends, but not anymore. I've realized that the people I love are so much more important than books. Nothing can replace people.

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